Friday, August 15, 2008

Caught Flat Footed . . .

I don't often comment about national/world issues here (except on Global Warming) but the recent events in (former Soviet) Georgia and today's story from the AP, "Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles," should be of concern.

Here we sit:
  • Dependant on foreign oil (much from hostile countries) for energy
  • Industrial capacity largely dismantled and exported
  • Borders open like sieves
  • Strategic facilities such as power plants, utility lines, even certain highways sold to foreign interests
  • Food supplies increasingly dependent on a few domestic and more overseas sources
  • Dependant on imports for almost all of life's necessities
  • Military bases dismantled

If Russia attacked Poland, what would we do? And if we fought back, how long would we last?

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